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Waste Management

Brewster Bros is a sustainable business operating under the principles of a circular economy. This means that we try to minimise any waste we create by redesigning our processes and finding new ways to use any waste or bi-products created during our recycling process.

As a waste management and recycling business operating in Scotland we are required to hold certain licenses to ensure that we handle the waste we come into contact with safely and responsibly. The two licenses that we hold are a SEPA Waste Management License for processing waste and a SEPA Waste Carrier License for transferring it. The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator. SEPA works to maintain and protect Scotland’s natural resources, ensuring they are being used as sustainably as possible.

What is a SEPA Waste Management License?

Any business in Scotland treating, keeping or disposing of waste needs a SEPA Waste Management License. Because we use construction, demolition and excavation waste to create our recycled aggregates we need a SEPA Waste Management License. This license is in place to ensure that whilst we handle the waste that it does not cause any harm to human health, the local amenities or cause any environmental pollution. 

What is a SEPA Waste Carrier License? 

Any business in Scotland that transports waste is required to hold a SEPA Waste Carrier License. Because we transport construction, demolition and excavation waste from sites to our recycling plant we need a SEPA Waste Carrier License. The purpose of this license is to ensure that whilst we carry waste that it does not have a detrimental effect on human health, the local amenities or is the cause of any environmental pollution. 

More information regarding SEPA’s work and the waste management regulations can be found on SEPA’s website.

Quality Management

We operate an Integrated Management System that intertwines our Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management systems. We intend to undergo an ISO audit for this system in 2021.